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Posted on 04/11/2022

Since September 2021, the Department of Cannabis Regulation (DCR) has been working with the City Council to amend Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 104.00 et seq. (Cannabis Procedures Ordinance). The recently adopted ordinance and Rules and Regulations provides application process timelines, revises definitions, creates a refiling process for Applicants, and clarifies the process for Phase 3 Retail Round 2.  

In accordance with Council instruction, the Office of the City Attorney transmitted the draft ordinance on March 15, 2022 which reflects these amendments. In addition, DCR has also updated the Rules and Regulations to support and provide further clarity to the licensing processes and operational requirements. The ordinance and updated Rules and Regulations were approved by the City Council on April 5, 2022. 

To help ensure understanding of these changes DCR is hosting a live webinar TODAY April 14th from 2-3:30pm that will cover these amendments and how they will impact current and future Applicants and Licensees. 

In advance of today’s webinar, please review the updated Cannabis Procedures and rules and regulations. Also, please visit our website to review updated forms and workflows. This FAQ will help answer any questions you may have about the aforementioned items. Please submit any questions not addressed in the FAQ in advance via the Jotform below for consideration during today’s webinar.

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You can join the Zoom webinar here and may still submit pre-webinar questions here; the Department may address questions submitted during its presentation. The password for the Zoom webinar is 231553. Please note DCR will not discuss any questions regarding specific applications. The webinar will also be livestreamed on the DCR website.